Meaning of multiracial in English:


Pronunciation /mʌltɪˈreɪʃ(ə)l/

Translate multiracial into Spanish


  • Made up of or relating to people of several racial or ethnic groups.

    ‘multiracial education’
    • ‘the squad is multiracial’
    • ‘It is a multiracial country and we have been able to keep the races living harmoniously together, and that is for us a great achievement.’
    • ‘TransAfrica played a leading role in the worldwide campaign to turn South Africa into a multiracial democracy.’
    • ‘London is a cosmopolitan city with a multitude of cultures stemming from its multiracial population.’
    • ‘A fourth choice is to identify simply as multiracial or as mixed race without signifying specific races.’
    • ‘At the same time, how will the growing number of multiracial kids change our definitions of race?’
    • ‘It is a disgrace that this race hatred event can go ahead while two multiracial and peaceful events are banned.’
    • ‘It was the first time the census included multiracial options.’
    • ‘We live in a multiracial, multicultural society.’
    • ‘When this team won the last World Cup, just before Bastille Day in 1998, they seemed the perfect advertisement for a multiracial France.’
    • ‘Indonesia is a multiracial, multiethnic, multireligious state.’
    • ‘In our multiracial society, it is an oversimplification to treat the inequality of income and wealth as a racial problem.’
    • ‘This is due to the lack of resources to address the unique challenges and difficulties multiracial children go through.’
    • ‘Its relatively peaceful transition from apartheid to multiracial democracy was rightly hailed as a miracle.’
    • ‘Her response has been to write the Africa she knows, which is multiracial, multicultural, and complex.’
    • ‘I am very lucky, I never felt really different being a fat girl with multiracial brothers and immigrant adoptive parents.’
    • ‘Malaysia needs multiracial tolerance as much as Singapore does.’
    • ‘He considers it a virtue that America is a multiracial society.’
    • ‘The crowd, which is multiracial, ranges from white men with shaved heads to Bangladeshis with gold-capped teeth.’
    • ‘He built a multiracial meritocracy that insists on tolerance, lawfulness and freedom from crime.’
    • ‘The lack of minorities in popular culture affects multiracial people the most because we have no role models with whom to relate.’
    global, worldwide, intercontinental


Early 20th century from multi- + racial.